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Heads up! SPJ is currently migrating to new membership database software. You may still use this form to join or renew, but there might be a slight delay while we process your application, and new accounts won't have login access to the membership section of the website until the new database is online in November.

If you already have a username and password, those will continue to work for the time being, but your credentials will change once the new database software is installed in November. (We will email you about this.)

We think you're going to like the change, so thank you for bearing with us while we make the transition.

If you have any urgent questions or matters that cannot wait until November, please get in touch.

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— For multiple year memberships, please multiply the local chapter dues accordingly.

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